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Ask a Genealogist: Some of the Suffolk Co., Mass. probate are in storage.

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Question:

I understand that some of the early 20th century files for Suffolk County, Massachusetts are in storage?  I heard that you must request them and come back to retrieve them?

Answer:

The Suffolk County Court House in Boston, Mass. does have some files off site for the twentieth century.  Probate dockets from 1895 to 1911 are next door in storage.  The files are referred to as at the Linderman Center in Boston.  The records are pulled only on Wednesday, and cover docket numbers # 97636 to 157226.  Probate docket files before 1895 (docket # 1-97686) are at the Massachusetts State Archives, and records after 1912 (dockets # 157227 to present) are available at the court every day.  NEHGS has microfilm of the pre-1894 probate docket books, the file papers have never been microfilmed.

Posted by Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek at 01/07/2013 11:56:14 PM | 


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